Running Shop Saco ME

Local resource for running shops in Saco. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Arlberg Ski & Sport
(207) 883-2878
225 Rte 1 Oak Hill Plaza
Scarborough, ME
 
Cabelas Inc #028
(207) 883-7400
100 Cabelas Blvd
Scarborough, ME
 
Sports Authority
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall Road, Unit 2-200
South Portland, ME
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dicks Sporting Goods #165
(207) 828-4950
385 Gorham Rd Portland
South Portland, ME
 
Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix
Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Golf & Ski Warehouse
(207) 883-4343
273 Payne Road
Scarborough, ME
 
Lamey Wellehan
(207) 774-1335
Maine Mall Maine Mall Road South Portland 07
S. Portland, ME
 
The Sports Authority #162
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Rd Unit S 200 South Portland
South Portland, ME
 
Journeys #1045
(207) 253-5087
384 Maine Mall N-127 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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Peak Performance Maine Marathon
October
Portland, ME
racedirector@mainemarathon.com
http://www.mainemarathon.com
The Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon. The spectator-friendly course starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay -- the Back Cove. The first and last four miles are mostly flat. All three races are together for the first six miles before the half marathon heads back to Portland. In between, runners enjoy Mackworth Point in Falmouth (just north of Mackworth Island), a short but gorgeous detour off Route 1. The course then returns to Route 1 and turns onto Route 88, where runners pass many stately homesThe half marathon course includes a few small hills between Miles 5 and 7. After that it is mostly flat on its return to Portland, again crossing the very scenic Martin's Point Bridge area.
Mount Desert Island marathon
October
Bar Harbor, ME
information@mdimarathon.org
http://www.mdimarathon.org
TransCanada Sugarloaf Marathon
May
Carrabassett Valley, ME, ME
marathon@sugarloaf.com
http://www.sugarloaf.com/EventsActivities/marathon.html
The 1999/2000 season marked the 50th anniversary of the Sugarloaf Ski Club, the oldest club of its kind in Maine. During the past 50 years, sugarloaf has been able to host premier events such as the U.S. Alpine Nationals, the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the National Junior Olympics, the North American Championship Series, and the S.I.S.E. Cup Eastern Masters Championships. The Ski Club helps recruit, train, and direct competition volunteers which enables Sugarloaf Mountain to hold alpine, freestyle, and snowboard events throughout the ski season. The Club also provides funds through its youth grant program, including administration of a town-sponsored scholarship program, to instruct young recreational and competitive skiers and snowboarders. From being an integral part of cutting the first trails to organizing on-mountain events today, the Sugarloaf Ski Club has been a major presence in local history. We are located in the Competition Center right on the mountain.